How to Apply For UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION (UPSC)
The written examination will consist of the following papers
Civil Services (Mains) Examination Syllabus
Paper – I (Compulsory Language Paper)
Language -300 Marks
Candidate has to opt for any of the regional languages from the languages mentioned in the eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution. For referance see here. This paper is of qualifying nature.
Paper – II (Compulsory Language Paper)
English -300 Marks
This paper is of qualifying nature
Paper – III
Essay – 250 Marks
Can be written in any medium (As choosen by the candidate while filling the form)
General Studies-I – 250 Marks
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Indian Society)
General Studies -II: 250 Marks
(Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International relations)
General Studies -III 250 Marks
(Science & Technology, Economic Development, Bio-diversity, Environment, Internal Security and Disaster Management)
General Studies -IV 250 Marks
(Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude)
Marks carried by General Studies was 4X 250=1000
Optional Subject – Paper 1 -250 Marks
Optional Subject – Paper II -250 Marks
Candidate is allowed to take up literature as an optional subject “without the conditionality of having to do his/her graduation in that language’s literature.
Sub Total (Written test) 1750 Marks
Marks of English and Language will not be counted so total marks for Written exam will be 2000 Marks Only
Interview/Personality Test – 275 marks
Candidate can give his/her interview in the language of their preference. UPSC will make the arrangements for the translators.
Grand Total 2025 Marks
A candidate is allowed to use any one language from the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution or English as the medium of writing the examination.
(One of the Indian Language to be selected by the candidate from the Languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution).300 Marks
Paper : B English 300 Marks
Papers To Be Counted For Merit